Friday, August 01, 2008

Three is the Magic Number...

Who knew back in grammar school, while munching down on me Lucky Charms cereal, waiting to make that hike into Alexander Denbo Elementary School (I was a "walker" not a bus kid), that there was a deep theological mystery being piped through the TV on that awesome cartoon between the cartoons - "Schoolhouse Rock"? I don't know who wrote this song, but it gave me a glimmer of the truth about God and ourselves.... in a Saturday morning cartoon! Just look at these lyrics... Three is a magic number, Yes it is, it's a magic number. Somewhere in the ancient, mystic Trinity You get three as a magic number. The past and the present and the future. Faith and Hope and Charity, The heart and the brain and the body Give you three as a magic number.... A man and a woman had a little baby, Yes, they did. They had three in the family, And that's a magic number. ________________________________ So often we hear people say "Things happen in threes." Perhaps it's because Three is the watermark behind everything, for the Trinity is the Truth behind all of creation! That Ancient Mystic Trinity is the ceaseless whirlwind of Self-giving love that is the interpersonal relationship of the very life of God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! God is not a solitude, said Pope John Paul II, but a family! It's deep, it's mysterious, but it has it's echo in every family.... and the reality that a "man and a woman had a little baby" is a little glimmer, a little icon of this great mystery of God. That He should will that His Life be reflected in human love, in its giving and receiving of love between persons which "makes love" and brings life into the world is.... well, magic! And all of this is a build up to a very real and personal experience of mine.... or should I say... ours. A man and a woman had a little baby, Yes, they did. They had three in the family, And that's a magic number. Coming January 20! Baby Donaghy.... Wooohooooooooooo! (to be continued ;)
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